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Supai Campground Reviews
Rustic sleeping.. May 03, 2007
Supai Campground stretches for more than a mile along Havasu Creek, starting just beyond Havasu Falls and extending almost to Mooney Falls. Most people tend to take up spaces close to the entrance so it can get crowded. Keep on walking, the campground is large and gets less crowded toward the end, where you can get excellent spots right beside the creek without people getting into your space. Being close to the creek is also more convenient for washing up. And there's nothing more relaxing than sitting outside your tent beside the creek and listen to the water. Consider taking a lightweight hammock to string up next to your tent, bliss...!
The campground is nicely shaded by large trees so it stays nice and cool.
The floor consists of a packed reddish sand that WILL get into your tent and cover everything.
It is what is described as a 'rustic' campground, meaning that facilities aren't as luxurious (relatively speaking) or clean as other campgrounds. Toilet facilities consist of a row of porta-potties which are supposed to be cleaned every day (by helicoptering them out of the canyon, talk about elaborate!) but can become VERY funky! Lots of people don't realize that there are porta-potties on the other (Mooney) side of the campground, too, so if the ones at the entrance get iffy, consider taking the long walk to the other side. There are NO dump facilties and you are supposed to carry your own trash out of the canyon.
Washing up (both of pots & pans and the like, and of yourself since there are no showers) is done in the creek but ONLY with biodegradable soap. Picnic tables are provided at each tentsite.
Potable water is available from a spring (see picture).
Camping fee is $17,- per person per night (w/o tax). In addition to this, you pay a $35,- per person entrance fee to the canyon. Reservations (to be made by phone) are ESSENTIAL, phone service is spotty so keep on trying.
Part of the Southwest USA 2007 travel blog
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